Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Toltec Mounds Devil's Den Crater of Diamonds Crowley's Ridge Lake Fort Smith Mississippi River Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain Village Creek [X] Petit Jean [X] Cossatot River [X] Mount Magazine Region Central Northwest Southwest Article: Park Activity Hiking Watchable Wildlife Article: Trail Type Article: Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Don Simons Shelley Flanary Date Published February 2020 January 2019 July 2017 August 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 The Once and Future Mather Lodge Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Mather Lodge is closed for restoration, renovation and major rebuilding, but will stay true to the orginal design and structure of the CCC era in which it was built. Wings on the Wind Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Don Simons As you scan the horizon with a good set of binoculars, there is a variety of wildlife to spot in state parks from hawks and eagles to monarch butterflies and song birds. A Wild and Scenic River Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Shelley Flanary Do you hear that sound? Do you hear the music? What could it be? You are standing approximately just southwest of Little Rock, in one of the most spectacular river corridors in the central U.S. The Timelessness of Petit Jean State Park Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff One of the purposes of establishing Petit Jean State Park in 1923 was to protect an exceptional piece of Arkansas for the future enjoyment of the public. Petit Jean State Park: A Place Where You Can Go Home Again Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff A person who made the hike to Cedar Falls fifty years ago can return today, make the hike, and little has changed which is inspirational and a relief to many park visitors. Petit Jean State Park’s Archeological Treasures Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Petit Jean State Park is full of fascinating geology, as well as rare rock art found in the park’s primary archeological site. Find the archeological significance of treasure trove.